GOP Labor Commissioner candidate Bruce Thompson faces campaign finance complaint

A Buford, Georgia woman has filed a campaign finance complaint accusing Republican Labor Commissioner candidate Bruce Thompson of violating Georgia campaign finance laws. 

The FOX 5 I-Team examined the allegations and found Thompson spent some $35,000 from his old state Senate campaign for his current Labor Commissioner race.

Jeri Tyler has two loves: boarding and feeding her current horses and reminiscing about the former horse races she followed, political horse races.

“I had a newspaper, and I was around politics a lot,” said Tyler 

Tyler was the heart and soul of the Hog Mountain Herald until 1996.

Reporter: “You were editor, publisher and owner?”

 Tyler: “Yup.”  

Reporter: So, at heart you are a journalist?”

Tyler: “”Yup.”

The former journalist is now stepping back into the political game she so loves. 

Tyler has filed a campaign finance complaint against a statewide candidate running for Georgia Labor Commissioner, Bruce Thompson. 

“I’m hoping the voters will have a chance to see what kind of person he is,” Tyler said. 

Thompson has been a Republican State Senator out of White, Georgia since 2013. But, when Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced he was retiring, Thompson decided to run for his seat.  

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